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5.0 out of 5 stars Master Songwriter Displays His Wares
Covering the period up until 1981, this collection is really the nadir of songwriting and pop perfection. Often scorned for his romantic ballads, Manilow has many closet fans who will probably buy this for their partner as an excuse!
Starting with Mandy, the ultimate love song, although it would have been nice for the long version to appear on the album, the album...
Published on 26 May 2002 by piddy77@hotmail.com

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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice enough tune (based on a Chopin prelude) - pity ...
Nice enough tune (based on a Chopin prelude) - pity BM hasn't got a better voice, but that's just my opinion of course...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Master Songwriter Displays His Wares, 26 May 2002
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This review is from: Ultimate Manilow [U.S.] (Audio CD)
Covering the period up until 1981, this collection is really the nadir of songwriting and pop perfection. Often scorned for his romantic ballads, Manilow has many closet fans who will probably buy this for their partner as an excuse!
Starting with Mandy, the ultimate love song, although it would have been nice for the long version to appear on the album, the album carries on with hit after hit of smulchy all american goodness. Sweet enough to eat !
This album really shows off Manilow's talent for pandering to human emotions and as such should be in the collection of every wholesome family!
As it says "The Ultiomate Manilow"....the collection is complete.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most comprehensive Manilow collections..., 6 May 2003
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but not the most... A couple of classics missing off here (One Voice and in particular Bermuda Triangle amongst others) but the CD is packed with everything else that you could hope for on one simple CD - the 1975-1990 is probably the best you can hope for in that case. Meerzard says Ultimate could be remastered but I guess you should check first (but it _does_ sound good).
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best Manilow compilation, 12 Jun. 2012
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To be honest, I don't love everything that Manilow has ever done - some of his ballads are superb slices of pop magic ("Mandy", "Trying To Get The Feeling Again", "Weekend In New England"), but some of his later stuff definitely sounds kitsch. For me, this is the best collection of his hits as it focuses on the early part of his career, and covers the classics that made him a superstar in the States. As a result, it misses the later stuff that was popular in the UK, but largely as a result of people discovering his back catalogue ("I Wanna Do It With You" hardly rates alongside this stuff). So if you want to minimise the cliched stuff, stick to this version of Manilow's hits!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Manilow, 19 July 2013
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I get stick for listening to Barry Manilow... Am I bothered? No! I absolutely love this album - It has all the best songs (in my opinion) and I can listen to it for hours. If your a Manilow fan then this album is the one to get, FORGET the others and buy this one! If your toying with the idea of Manilow's Music then even still, buy this one! Your not going to buy a better album as this small collection certainly does him justice. Using Amazon MP3 Downloader made life so much easier too, The modern way of owning music is far better than the old and having to make room for CD's. (Again my opinion)

Enjoy :-)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great songs from a great artist, 20 Oct. 2014
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Great songs from a great artist. However the purchase is blighted by the fact that amazon insist on you downloading their nasty music player to get your music. They are so good on so many things, why they can't just let you download the music you have paid for it beyond me. I installed it, downloaded the music and then immediately uninstalled it, I don't want their software on my computer. I just want the MP3 files that I have paid for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Manilow magic!, 4 Dec. 2013
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I love every song on the album and i would definately recommend this album.With Barry Manilow you can hear the words he is singing and there is so much feeling put into each song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MP3 download, 25 Feb. 2014
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Great ageless music! love all of these songs. Actually downloaded for my kindle and I phone. So easy and I am a bit of a technophobe! Thankyou Amazon
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anyone who likes Barry Manilla will love this compilation, 10 Nov. 2014
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Anyone who likes Barry Manilla will love this compilation. At only £4.99 its great value. Packed full of his hits and most popular songs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice enough tune (based on a Chopin prelude) - pity ..., 28 Jan. 2015
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Nice enough tune (based on a Chopin prelude) - pity BM hasn't got a better voice, but that's just my opinion of course...
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a replacement for the shelac album we bought ..., 29 Mar. 2015
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This is a replacement for the shelac album we bought years ago and I have been too idle to digitise our album copy.
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